[BioC] Installing Bioconductor with 'sudo' privilege

Wolfgang Huber whuber at embl.de
Tue Sep 1 16:59:55 CEST 2009

Hi Sharon

don't use root privileges to install R and its package, but rather, 
create a dedicated user account and group for that, and make yourself 
member of that group.

There is no advantage in using the root account for installing R, and 
some potential security and system safety risks.

	Best wishes

Sharon ha scritto:
> Hi,
> I am allowed to install programs thro' sudo on my LINUX server. I have
> installed R 2.9.0 and trying to install bioconductor.  As expected, when I
> tried to install bioconductor inside R, it says 'lib =
> "/usr/lib64/R/library"' is not writable. This means, I have to download the
> source of each package and install using R CMD INSTALL. Is there any other
> elegant way of installing bioconductor with 'sudo' privilege?
> Many thanks in advance.
> Kind regards,
> Sharon
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Best wishes

Wolfgang Huber

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